It’s that time of year again!
Starting off the year with a new Goodreads goal and a half-finished book from the year before is starting to become the norm for me now. But alas, I have anticipated this! But once again I have sabotaged my own well-thought-out plan, and have landed myself in another sticky situation.
So you see… *cue flashback* I wanted to set a one-book TBR that would allow for any unpredictability in my schedule over the summer and allow me to achieve a pretty simple and realistic goal. For once, I’d thought about it and actually set myself a smart, reasonable goal based off of my mood-swings and chaotic lifestyle, but I kinda switched it up last minute (like really last minute) and added a 700-page novel to the list that I have full intentions – but completely no hope – of finishing this month.
Now, at any other time of the year, this would be great! According to the equation of my daily life below;
2 huge novels + A schedule of sleep, eat, work and gym = Perfect Reading Conditions.
That isn’t going to be me until next Monday when I do actually go back to work (which is annoyingly when the weather will decide to warm up, but I’m not salty or anything). Instead, I’m stuck with a chaotically huge TBR and I’m feeling the pressure even though we’re only 6 days into the new year.
Anyways, enough of my ramblings, I’m going to introduce you to the two big books I’ve chosen to be the inaugural books of 2021 and why I’m so hyped to read them!
Also, I kinda like the comic sans font so please don’t @me, I know it’s widely hated but I have a kinda soft spot for it and like to use it quite regularly.
The Lost Book Of The White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
This is a book I was highly anticipating in 2020 and started in December of last year. It was on that TBR and even though I had such a slow reading month in December, I really wanted to end out the year right, which meant I was going to read a Shadowhunter novel!
The Lost Book Of The White is the second book in The Eldest Curses series and (if I’m not mistaken) takes place after the events of The Mortal Instruments & Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy but before The Dark Artifices.
I had to look that up on the Shadowhunter Wiki because it’s been so long since I’ve read those books, my memory of the timeline is getting fuzzy.
I am a hoe for any Malec content, and even though the writing of this one isn’t hooking me as Clare’s writing usually does (it seems very introductory and recounting so far, probably to get old readers back into the series), I’m still loving it so far!
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
This beautiful edition of The Final Empire, the first book in The Mistborn series was gifted to me for Christmas by my boyfriend’s sister who is also a huge bookworm and is almost up to date with the entire Cosmere Chronology. She has been trying to get me to read this series for so long and now that I have a copy, I literally have zero excuses not to start it!
This book and this edition is pretty special to me and that’s why I’ve chosen it to be the first book that I will start in 2021, which we can only hope won’t be as much of a dumpster-fire as 2020.
GOODREADS & TRACKERS!
AND THAT’S MY TBR for January and all the books I will hopefully be reading and reviewing this month (if not this month then the next or sometime this year).
Let me know in the comments what books are on your January TBR! I’d love to hear about them, especially if you add any significance to the books you read at the start of the year.
I have also set myself a Goodreads reading goal of 30 books which is the same as last year. I managed to read 35 books by the end of last year which was epic, so I thought I’d keep it the same for this one.
Also, a little PSA before I go to please make sure you are staying safe, happy and healthy and wearing masks where you are required xx
What book/s are you starting off your 2021 with?
See you back here on Monday’s (book reviews), Wednesday’s (storytime/ writing updates) and Saturday’s (other bookish content).